CIAA Announces Men’s 2017-18 Basketball Predictions & Preseason All-CIAA Team

CHARLOTTE  – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Men’s Basketball Coaches Association have announced the 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish and Preseason All-CIAA Team.

The Trojans of Virginia State University have been predicted this season’s top conference contender. The Trojans finished the 2016-17 season 22-8 overall with a 13-3 conference record. The defending CIAA Champion Bowie State University Bulldogs have been selected to rank second in the conference. After advancing to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament, the Bulldogs were unable to ground the Fairmont State Falcons as they closed their season with a 93-67 loss. Last season, BSU finished 16-15 overall and 9-7 in the conference.

 

2017-18 Men’s Basketball Predicted Order

(as selected by the CIAA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Association)

Overall Predicted Order

2016-17 Team Record

Overall/Conf./Div.

2017-18

Head Coach

2017-18

Schedule

Notes

1

Virginia State University, 107 pts.

8-2 / 13-3 / 22-8

Lonnie Blow, Jr.

Schedule

2

Bowie State University, 101 pts.

5-5 / 9-7 / 16-15

Darrell Brooks

Schedule

3

Virginia Union University, 96 pts.

8-2 / 14-2 / 22-8

Jay Butler

Schedule

2016-17 Coach of the Year

4

Winston-Salem State University, 78 pts.

6-4 / 8-8 / 13-14

James Wilhelmi

Schedule

5

Shaw University, 74 pts.

8-2 / 10-6 / 14-13

Joel Hopkins

Schedule

6

Fayetteville State University, 64 pts.

4-6 / 6-10 / 13-16

Ken Spencer

Schedule

7

Johnson C. Smith University, 62 pts.

3-7 / 6-10 / 11-17

Stephen Joyner, Sr.

Schedule

8

Livingstone College, 58 pts.

6-4 / 7-9 / 11-17

James Stinson

Schedule

9

Saint Augustine’s University, 51 pts.

3-7 / 6-10 / 11-17

MarQus Johnson

Schedule

10

Chowan University, 37 pts.

6-4 / 10-6 / 18-9

Brett Vincent

Schedule

11

Lincoln (PA) University, 30 pts.

2-8 / 5-11 / 7-20

Doug Overton

Schedule

12

Elizabeth City State University, 16 pts.

1-9 / 2-14 / 2-23

John Hill

Schedule

 

Divisional Predicted Order

Northern Division

Southern Division

1 Virginia State 1 Winston-Salem State
2 Bowie State 2 Shaw
3 Virginia Union 3 Fayetteville State
4 Chowan 4 Johnson C. Smith
5 Lincoln (Pa.) 5 Saint Augustine’s
6 Elizabeth City State 6 Livingstone College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2017-18 Men’s Preseason All-CIAA Team

BSU

#3 Ahmaad Wilson

Sr./G/Baltimore, MD

 

BSU

#20 Omari George

Sr./F/Baltimore, MD

JCSU

#2 Christian Kirchman

Sr./G/Roanoke,VA

 

JCSU

#11 Robert Davis III

Sr./G/West Friendship, MD

SAU

#5 Kenneth Collins

Sr./F/Clayton, NC

SAU

#1 Quincy January

Sr./F/Atlanta, GA

VSU

#12 Walter Williams

Jr/G/Richmond, VA

VSU

#32 Richard Granberry

Sr./F/Chester, Pa

VUU

#4 James Paige

Sr./F/Herndon, VA

VUU

#10 Kory Cooley

Sr./G/Washington, DC

WSSU

#1 Robert Colon

So./G/Jacksonville, NC

WSSU

#22 William Crandell

Jr./F/Bethel, NC

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